Convention Center Maintenance Worker

Nature of Work
This is semiskilled and skilled maintenance work involving the routine maintenance and repair of the convention center welcome centers, special events and administrative offices.  Activities associated with the job include performing general building and facilities maintenance activities, preparing, and installing decorative lighting systems, preparing surfaces for painting, and performing skilled carpentry, electrical, masonry, mechanical and plumbing repair work.  Additional activities include troubleshooting and repairing electrical, electronic, refrigeration and air conditioning units, installing heat and air conditioning components, responding to and performing needed maintenance repairs and requests, receiving and storing supplies and materials and ensuring the overall security of the convention center.  Job responsibilities require considerable knowledge and proficiency in several trade areas including plumbing, carpentry, commercial appliance repair, painting, roofing, masonry and building maintenance.  Incumbents must also possess good organizational and interpersonal skills and sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job.  Job performance is evaluated by the Facility Engineer through review of the overall maintenance of the convention center, welcome centers and administrative offices, ability to effectively prioritize activities and meet workload demands, knowledge of construction and building maintenance trades, organizational skills and the ability to interact effectively with co-workers and the public.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical, electronic, refrigeration and air conditioning malfunctions.
  • Ensures that the convention center is properly secured, completes work orders pertaining to maintenance activities and relays messages to other maintenance staff.
  • Assists in repairing or replacing broken water lines, faucets, flush valves, commodes, sinks and other plumbing system components.
  • Performs routine maintenance and repair of heating, venting and air conditioning systems and replaces filters according to established schedules.
  • Repairs and/or replaces light bulbs and fixtures when necessary.
  • Assists with running wire and conduit for computer and telephone lines.
  • Assists with receiving parts, supplies and cleaning materials and delivering cleaning supplies to the housekeeping staff when necessary.
  • Assists with unstopping commodes and drainage lines.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance activities at the convention center and maintains a daily log of maintenance activities.
  • Assists in maintaining emergency diesel generators and conducting periodic tests.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs electrical circuits and replaces switches and receptacles when needed.
  • Assists with the maintenance of parking lots, sidewalks and exterior lighting for the convention center.
  • Frames and lays out work to perform carpentry tasks, repairs walls and furniture, and stains and varnishes surfaces.
  • Repairs locks, doorknobs and catches when necessary.
  • Assists with the installation of new electrical conduit for additions or alterations to existing systems.
  • Assists with hanging, patching and repairing sheet rock.
  • Assists with various masonry projects such as sidewalks, parking areas, retaining walls, etc.
  • Paints structures, walls, additions, and a variety of exterior surfaces using the appropriate type of paint.
  • Repairs and/or installs ceiling and floor tile.
  • Assists with installing seasonal banners and sound systems and decorating the convention center for holidays and special occasions.
  • Assists with snow and ice removal from parking lots, sidewalks and grounds.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Necessary Requirements of Work
Graduation from an accredited high school with additional training and/or education in vocational trade areas; considerable experience working in building maintenance and construction trades such as carpentry, electrical repair, plumbing, masonry, painting, roofing and building maintenance; experience working with the public; sufficient strength and agility to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions; or any equivalent combination of education and experience to provide the following critical knowledge, abilities and skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of the carpentry, electrical and plumbing trades.
  • Thorough knowledge of natural gas supply lines and components.
  • Thorough knowledge of central heating and air conditioning components, controls, circuitry and systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of the painting, masonry, roofing and building maintenance trades.
  • Thorough knowledge of the safety procedures (including electrical tag out and Material Safety Data Sheets) associated with the designated trade areas.
  • Thorough knowledge of wiring diagrams, schematics, blueprints and as-built drawings.
  • Ability to organize personal time and activities in a productive and efficient manner to ensure the completion of all job assignments.
  • Ability to communicate and interact in a professional and considerate manner with co-workers, local officials and the public.
  • Ability to perform the physically demanding aspects of the job in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and analyze heating and air equipment malfunctions and electrical circuitry.
  • Ability to apply technical information effectively on the job and learn new information and techniques associated with the identified trade areas.
  • Ability to work in a variety of work environments with frequent exposure to weather and climate extremes and mechanical, electrical and chemical hazards.
  • Skill in the use of power and hand tools and diagnostic equipment associated with the identified trade areas.
  • Skill in the operation of motor vehicles and forklifts.

Physical Requirements 
This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, peripheral vision, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts at or within arm’s length, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment and determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme hear, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions and oils.

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver’s License and the ability to be insured at standard vehicle liability rates.
  • Possession of an OSHA Forklift certification.


Applicants may send resumes or interview requests directly to:
Jenney Reeves
Scott Murphy at